Birds of New Zealand

Anne here . . .

Lots of things in New Zealand feel incredibly familiar and yet there are enough differences to remind you that you are definitely on the other side of the world, for example wooden houses. But also as soon as you wake up, the bird song is noticeably different. An early morning reminder that we are away from home.

So on Sunday 13th April, Chris, Belinda and the kids took us to Zealandia Eco-sanctuary in Wellington. Really, really interesting and a great way to become much more familiar with the different types of birds that up until now we had only had random sightings of. Most of the native birds are much larger than ours, some look as though they are too heavy to fly, and some are too heavy to fly. We saw: Tui, Shags, Takahe and Kaka.

Really cool.